This post is about what my family has noticed on K’gari in October, we kept a sheet of paper that we wrote on each time we noticed something new.
This is what we noticed:
- Dingo whelping season – Dingo pups are coming out of their dens for the first time and learning how to hunt and testing dominance.
- Jelly fish are washing up on the beaches – there have been lots of jelly fish washing up on the beaches they vary in size and colour.
- Sea lice in the water – as a result of the jelly fish coming, the sea lice that like to live on them come too. Sea lice make you itchy after a swim but I don’t really mind.
- March flies and mosquitos are often around, making it hard to do things outside that involve siting down for a period of time.
- Shearwaters washing up – exhausted and mostly dead shearwaters wash up on the beaches on their way to Tasmania and southern Victoria to nest.
- Midgem berry season ending – midgem berrys are one of my favorite bush tucker. Although the season is ending there are thousands on the Lake Wabby walk!
- Paper daises are loosing their seeds – these lovely little flowers are loosing there seeds at the moment and we are trying to grow some along our driveway.
- Lots of flowers are blooming – as well as the paper dasies there are lots of other flowers blooming 🙂
- Pig face are flowering and fruiting – another one of my favorite bush fruits, pig face are producing flowers and fruit, Yummmmy!
- Late whale season – our veranda is a great place for viewing things out at sea. One day we saw a whale when we were having breakfast.
- Soap bush is fruiting – this acacia is like the “soap bush” we were showed by an indigenous woman in Kakadu. It make suds when you use it like soap.
Thank you for reading and see you again soon,